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Bikers Attack Range Rover Driver After Collision
A video has emerged showing the driver of a Range Rover colliding with a number of motorbike riders before being attacked.
The footage was captured by a rider's helmet camera as enthusiasts took part in an annual street ride event in New York City on Sunday.
The six-minute film begins with the vehicles heading north on the New York 9A road, near to Riverside Park.
A group of motorcyclists surround the black 4x4 on all sides of the carriageway before one rider appears to deliberately slow down in front of the moving car, causing a collision.
As the vehicles come to a halt, the car driver is surrounded by the group of motorcyclists.
One rider walks toward the Range Rover before hastily stepping aside as the driver speeds away from the scene, careering over a number of motorbikes and leaving at least one rider on the ground.
A New York Police Department spokesperson said that, according to the driver, a large number of motorcyclists were driving "erratically" and he "accidentally collided with one".
The driver claims to have hastily made off to "avoid an impending assault".
A high-speed chase over three miles commenced with the car coming to a stop in traffic at a junction.
One motorcyclist quickly dismounts and attempts to open the driver's door of the 4x4.
It is at this point the driver speeds off again, hitting another of the bikes as he does so.
The chase continues along the Henry Hudson Parkway, leaving at exit 14, before the Range Rover stops in traffic on West 178th Street, between Wadsworth Avenue and St Nicholas Avenue.
A rider removes his helmet and uses it to smash the driver's window while another attempts to break the rear driver's window by punching it.
The footage stops as a number of riders approach the vehicle.
NYPD said no arrests had been made and the driver, a man in his thirties, required hospital treatment for cuts and bruises.